Ormidale House - Covid 19

Ormidale House
Ormidale House
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We are so grateful to have been able to survive this pandemic in good health physically, and in reasonable shape mentally and financially!!! We were of course desperate to open up to guests again, and May and June have seen a few Covid-compliant parties trickling in, with more booked in for the rest of the summer.  It has been a relief to reopen the estate, albeit with restricted numbers.

2020 was the most roller-coastery roller coaster of a year.  We closed our doors on Friday 20th March, with the fullest ever booking diary for any year in our history.  Now that we have reopened, in late April 2021, the same certainly applies.  In between we had a couple of full months last summer, then some “rule of 6” compliant parties through to the autumn, then closure from Xmas to Easter.  We keep thinking we are about to get full go ahead for normal service being resumed and we keep getting that delayed. It is frustrating in the extreme, but of course we need to abide by the rules.

We have new cleaning protocols in place now that we are able to open (using the “Good to Go” guidelines developed with British Hospitality Association and Professional Association of Self Caterers) to help minimise risk and keep guests safe.  We are asking all parties to ensure they stay safe and are gathering and travelling within guidance, so inevitably there are some changes to how guests interact on the estate (over swimming pool use etc) and some hosts will be bringing a differently made-up group to that which they had originally planned.  Compliance with restrictions is the responsibility of the Hirer rather than the House owner when we are open - and we cannot police exactly who attends and from what household; what we do know is that groups who break the law could risk actual police attendance, and fines.  We don’t want that happening at Ormidale!

We are taking bookings for later in 2021 and into 2022, at pretty much the same rates we were charging in 2019 and 2019, and hope to be able to welcome you sometime during the next year.  In the meantime, please stay safe, wash hands, wear masks, socially distance and avoid any unnecessary contact that can spread this virulent delta variant of the virus.

Let’s hope we can all get back to normal, soon.

Very best wishes




Ormidale House
By Glendaruel - Argyll - PA22 3AF
Tel.: 01505 872515 or 07765 007798
Email: [email protected]

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